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  • U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, the Ranking Republican of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote the following letter to other Senators today regarding attempts to amend the preamble of the START Treaty: Dear Colleague: In anticipation of our consideration of the New START Treaty, some have advocated that the preamble to the Treaty be amended...
  • Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today: Mr. President, I rise today to speak in support of the New START Treaty.  We undertake this debate at a time when almost 100,000 American military personnel are fighting a difficult war in...
  • El Senador de Estados Unidos, Dick Lugar, dio a conocer la siguiente declaración después de que la Ley para Niños Saludables y Libres de Hambre de 2010 fuera promulgada: El 13 de diciembre, una importante pieza de legislación nacional que amplía y mejora los programas asociados con la salud, el bienestar, y la...
  • U.S. Senator Dick Lugar released the following statement after the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids of Act of 2010 was signed into law: On December 13, an important piece of national legislation which extends and improves programs associated with the health, wellbeing, and education of Indiana children was signed into law. As a co-sponsor of the Healthy,...
  • WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Dick Lugar (R-IN), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission Act of 2010. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) also co-sponsored the legislation. The bipartisan bill would mandate the creation of an independent commission to...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar announced today that criminal prosecution of firms and individuals caught defrauding the World Bank and the other multilateral development banks is an important deterrent, but use of this tool varies widely among the banks. Lugar, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has led a long-term oversight...
  • The United States will use all of its military, diplomatic and economic power – without question – to ensure that life threatening weapons of mass destruction everywhere are accounted, contained and hopefully destroyed. – The Lugar Doctrine, December 6, 2001 Nine years after Senator Dick Lugar first articulated an American foreign...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar announced he is encouraged by today’s reports of the revised U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. “I am encouraged by the latest developments on the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement and look forward to reviewing this agreement and its potential to increase markets for Hoosier and U.S. made goods, services and...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar was named to Foreign Policy’s list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in the new 40th anniversary issue of the respected magazine. Lugar, the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Committee Chairman John Kerry, were paired at 34th on the list “for being the adults of Capitol Hill”...
  • U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Dick Lugar released the following statement and letters regarding the New START Treaty: Last July, the Directors of the three main National Laboratories responsible for our nuclear stockpile testified before the Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees on the 1251 report. Earlier this...
  •   Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Ranking Member on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced today that he dispatched Foreign Relations Committee senior professional staff members to Haiti as part of a Congressional delegation to monitor elections scheduled for November 28, 2010. Lugar also released the following...
  • U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Dick Lugar made the following statement regarding North Korea today. North Korea’s revelations regarding continued development of its nuclear program come as no surprise.  Ongoing work is underway to expand its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) capabilities on the chemical and...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of the November 28 parliamentary elections in Moldova, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and Ranking Member Dick Lugar (R-IN) issued the following statements announcing the Senate’s passage of a resolution recognizing Moldova’s democratic accomplishments and expressing its...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar welcomed today’s announcement that the United States and Kazakhstan have completed a major nonproliferation program to provide secure storage for the spent fuel from Kazakhstan’s BN-350 plutonium production reactor.   In a large-scale effort over the last year, the spent fuel (enough material to fabricate...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya – As part of U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar’s (R-IN) Africa mission, he visited biological research laboratories in Kenya’s capital city today. Lugar led a Department of Defense delegation to inspect three labs used to diagnose and research dangerous viruses and bacteria, such as Ebola, Anthrax, Rift Valley Fever, and...
  • BUJUMBURA, Burundi – As part of U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar’s (R-IN) Africa mission, he visited several conventional weapons destruction facilities near Burundi’s capital city today. Having emerged from a 12-year civil war in 2005, Burundi is similar to many African nations in having larges caches of small arms and light weapons (SALW),...
  • U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-IN) has awarded the first annual Nunn-Lugar International Global Science and Security Engagement Award to veteran European diplomat Javier Solana. A consortium of international research institutes announced the creation of the annual award in honor of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program November 8 in...
  • November 8, 2010

    NUNN-LUGAR GOES GLOBAL

    In a major policy speech today in Madrid, Spain, United States Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-IN), the former Chairman and now Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, detailed how the most successful arms control initiative in history is expanding globally to confront risks posed by biological weapons. “The global spread of...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Indiana businesses can learn how to tap into growing export markets at the Northeast Indiana International Trade Seminar in Fort Wayne on November 15, Senator Richard Lugar announced today. All interested Hoosier businesses and individuals are invited to attend this free seminar, to be held Monday, November 15 from 1pm to 4pm at...
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN) leads a mission to Africa next week with a team of Pentagon arms control experts to help secure deadly biological diseases, in addition to destroying other lethal armaments. “Deadly diseases like Ebola, Marburg, and Anthrax are prevalent in Africa,” said Lugar, the Ranking Member and former Chairman of the...